We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that… Continue reading
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Tagged church discipline, church leadership, serving God, spekaing for God.
Jesus Reinstates Peter!
Posted in Church Leadership, Discipleship, discouraged, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Failure, Jesus Christ, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading
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The Church is an organism, not just an organization. This truth cautions against overly structuring the life of a body of believers. As an organism, the spiritual life or life generated by the Holy Spirit should lead to spontaneous ministries … Continue reading
Posted in Call to ministry, Church, Church building, Church growth, Church Hoppers, Church Leadership, Church membership, elders in the Church, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Pastors, Small Group leaders, Wisdom
Tagged church administration, church structure
A few reminders about the attitudes that show Christ among us. Christ is visible when our fellowship is based on humble, loving, truth-telling relationships of mutual affection and honor. Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, attitudes of unity, Christianity, Church, Church Leadership, Church membership, Community, Ecclesiology 101, Elders, elders in the Church, Wisdom, Witness
Tagged church mission, Church unity, seeing christ among us
Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading
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Tagged Counseling, encouraging others, guidelines for counseling, how to give advice to others.
Is it possible to be so casual about what it means to belong to a Church that belonging loses its effectiveness and removal becomes irrelevant? Continue reading
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Tagged church leadership, Church Membership, I Corinthians 5
Some relationships are difficult because we approach them using the wrong method of communication. Effective approaches to communication vary with different people and situations. Three approaches are helpful to consider. Directive Consulting Free-Rein Our goal should be to identify the … Continue reading
Good words for those who use many words! Continue reading
Posted in Church Leadership, Communication, Counseling, Elders, elders in the Church, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Preaching, Wisdom
Tagged difficulties in ministry, Preaching, public speaking